David Kirschner

David Kirschner
David Kirschner
Born David M. Kirschner
May 29, 1955 (1955-05-29) (age 56)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1983–present

David Kirschner (born May 29, 1955) is an American film and television producer, particularly of animated features.

After studying at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, David Kirschner once worked as an illustrator of Muppets and Sesame Street characters, and created the children's book series Rose Petal Place.

Kirschner's breakthrough production was the 1986 animated feature An American Tail, a film followed by a theatrical sequel (An American Tail: Fievel Goes West), a television series, and two direct-to-video sequels.

Kirschner was also Chairman of Hanna-Barbera where he was executive producer for many films, specials and shows.

Kirschner was also the creator of Gravedale High and The Pirates of Dark Water.

Kirschner produced all five movies in the Chucky series.

Kirschner also co-produced 1994's The Pagemaster with Paul Gertz.

Other notable productions include 1997's Cats Don't Dance, winner of the 25th annual Annie Award for Best Animated Feature. [1]

Kirschner's recent work includes 2006's Curious George, based upon the book series of the same name. Two more of his movies were recently released: a film adaptation of the novel The Martian Child, and a biopic of Beatrix Potter entitled Miss Potter.

Kirschner is head of his own production company, David Kirschner Productions..

Earlier in his career, Kirschner designed the cover art for Neil Diamond's The Jazz Singer.


Filmography as producer




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